Hats & Hankies Exhibit
The rotating exhibit remembers the women who've come before us through their hats, bonnets, and hankies. The earliest piece in the Museum’s collection is an 1820 to 1830 Quaker bonnet with the most recent hats from the 1960s to 1970 – when hats went out of fashion. Included in the exhibit are three Mennonite bonnets, dating from 1930 to mid-20th century. They were worn by Mary Katherine Steiner Snyder of Waynesboro. Part of her collection includes her 1910 Reformed Mennonite hymn book printed in 1910. Miss Ann Syvulich lived in Waynesboro, PA. She received her millinery certification in 1948 and made a living as a milliner. In 2005, Miss Syvulich donated the last of her hats, finished and unfinished, to Allison-Antrim Museum.
July 12 Speakers & Quarterly Meeting
On Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 7 pm, Allison-Antrim Museum, 365 South Ridge Avenue, Greencastle, PA, will hold a speaker meeting in the Barn. AAMI welcomes Sandra Ann Kell Kendall, who will present a PowerPoint based upon her recent book The White Lady of Pond Bank. Pond Bank, PA is a small village on Rt. 997, off Route 30 East, in Franklin County. The story of the White Lady of Pond Bank has mesmerized folks for over 60 years. After spending many years in hiding, she/he is ready to reveal their identity. In this true story, the entire legend will unravel right before your eyes, but you’ll have to read the book to find out what really happened.
Kendall, retired, is a native of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in Library Science and English and holds an M.S. in Library Science, also, from Shippensburg University. Her career includes working for the Coyle Free Library in Chambersburg, PA for ten years. Kendall was also employed by the Greencastle-Antrim School District as the middle school librarian for 35 years and served as a language arts teacher for several years. She was an adjunct professor for Shippensburg University in the Library Science department. In 1996, Kendall wrote her first book Drummer Boys of the Civil War, which was published by Thomas Publications.
Pre-signed copies of The White Lady of Pond Bank will be available for purchase at $10 each. A free copy will be given away.
Just prior to the speaker’s presentation, a brief quarterly meeting will be held for the members of Allison-Antrim Museum.
The public is welcome and there is no admission fee for the speaker’s meeting, but donations are greatly appreciated, and will be credited toward Allison-Antrim Museum’s annual speakers’ series.
First Annual Allison-Antrim Museum Antique & Vintage Arms Show
Come see Winchesters, Pennsylvania/ Kentucky Long guns, & a variety of vintage/ antique arms from all over the world.
Location: Allison-Antrim Museum
Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
General Admission: $6.00
Vendor Tables (3x8): $25.00
Display only Participants: Free
Please Contact the Museum at 717-597-9010 or firstname.lastname@example.org for table registration.
No Modern Arms Allowed
Summer Exhibition Nellie Fox
Play ball! Allison-Antrim Museum’s summer exhibition highlights the career of Franklin County’s own Nellie Fox, Major League baseball player. Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox (December 25, 1927 – December 1, 1975) lived in and grew up in St. Thomas, Franklin County, PA. He played for the St. Thomas American Legion baseball team. Nellie did not finish high school because at the age of 16, Connie Mack signed him to play for the Philadelphia Athletics minor league team. Included in the exhibit is the letter that Connie Mack wrote to Nellie’s mother Mae Fox.
Fox played for the Athletics for three years – 1947 through 1949; the Chicago White Sox – 1950 through 1963; and finished his playing career (1964 and 1965) with the Houston Colt .45s, which then changed its name in 1965 to the Houston Astros. Nellie’s Chicago uniform number “2” was retired upon his retirement from baseball.
In 1957, only one Gold Glove was awarded per position, between the National and American Leagues. Fox was selected to receive that “one” second baseman Gold Glove in 1957, for “superior individual fielding performance.” In 1958, Gold Glove awards began to be given within each major league. Nellie won two more Gold Gloves as second baseman in 1959 and 1960 and became the first, second baseman to win more than once from either league and the 1960 Gold Glove dubbed him the first, second baseman to win “three.” In 1959, he led the White Sox to the 1959 World Series and because of his performance that season, Nellie was named the American League’s Most Valuable Player. Fox was the third-most difficult hitter to strike out in Major League Baseball history. In 19 seasons, he only had 216 strikeouts. To date (2018), Fox holds the Chicago White Sox record of playing the most consecutive games, i.e. 798, which at his retirement, is the sixth most in the history of the Major Leagues. Nellie’s spectacular career led him to be selected for 13 All-Star Teams.
In 1975, Nellie Fox was diagnosed with cancer and died December 1, 1975. Jacob Nelson “Nellie” Fox was inducted into the Hall of Fame in August 1997. Joanne Fox, Nellie’s wife, received the award and upon accepting it said, “He played with all his heart, all his passion, and with every ounce of his being — that was the best way he could show his appreciation to all those who helped him learn the game that became his life.”
This exhibition has been made possible through the generosity of Joanne Fox, Fayetteville, PA and Justin Mayhue, Hagerstown, MD. The exhibit includes memorabilia from Chicago and Houston, game-used bats, a game-worn cap, many photographs including Nellie with Yogi Berre and Brooks Robinson, baseball cards, a 1961 Chicago White Sox team-signed ball, a letter from Nellie to Joanne while he was serving during the Korean War, and much more. In addition to Nellie Fox memorabilia, is Early Wynn’s May 25, 1954 ball and glove, noting Wynn’s 23rd, two-hit game, while playing for the Indians and a game-used Minnie Minosa bat. Wynn and Minosa were teammates with Fox in Chicago.
Ebbert Spring Park & Archaeological Preserve
The Archaeology Conservancy will create trails with archaeological, historical, geological, ecological, and environmental history kiosks throughout the property. The trails will be completed by Old Home Week 2019.
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